Thursday, October 9, 2008

Crazy week so far

Remember how I posted at the beginning of our school about how I had everything scheduled out but the Lord was in control of it all? Well, apparently I needed reminded of that this week.

I knew going into the week that Monday and Tuesday were going to be crazy. On Monday, Longlegged girl had an appt to have 2 moles removed from her shoulder. She did very well with it even though she has 7 stitches. The appt, thankfully, did not take as long as I had thought and Longlegged girl was feeling okay as she will still numbed up so we headed to the next stop. Pumpkin and Cucumber had a field trip to a nursing home with their speech class so after lunch, Longlegged girl's choice since she did so well at the dr's, that is where we headed. The girls passed out ice cream, said John 14 with their class and sang some hymns. Some of the students said individual speeches but since we weren't sure we were going to be there, I didn't have my girls do one. We ended up eating dinner at our friend's house who had also watched Puddin for me all day so that was a blessing as I was worn out from the day.

Tuesday is always our busy day as I work at Home Sweet Homeschool during the morning & early afternoon. Every other week we have speech class so on those days, like yesterday, we headed to speech straight from the store. From there, we had to hit the library and Costco as we were on that side of town. We didn't get home until 7 p.m. and still had to put up our Costco purchases and get Puddin to bed as she had not napped all day. I was worn out especially since I hadn't slept well the last 2 nights.

Wednesday was the day that went different from my plans! I decided to skip going to our weight class at the YMCA because I needed to sleep in a little to make up for the previous nights. Tylenol PM helped make sure I got a good rest. This turned out to be a good thing because about 9:30 a.m. I got a call from our realtors office to schedule a showing between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Now while the house was not too cluttered, it did need some cleaning such as bathrooms and floors. This meant we wouldn't be getting too much school done during the morning. Then, on top of it, I had lost a crown on my molar the night before so I had to find a dentist to see about getting it prepared. The dentist I had left a message with called back shortly after the realtor and had an opening at 1:30 p.m. Okay, now that meant that the girls would have to go with me and sit in the office and lunch was going to have to be eaten out.

We had the house very clean by 12:25 and left to grab lunch at Sonic. We got to the dentist at about 1:20 p.m. and I received a call about 5 minutes later. It was the realty office again with another showing in 15 minutes! I said sure, the house is clean and no one is there. I guess that is why the girls needed to be with me so I was beginning to see a little reason to the madness of that morning. The dentist visit turned out to be pretty short since I don't need another crown. Instead, I just need to have the tooth extracted! That is scheduled for next Thursday. We made it back home in time for Puddin to get a nap and we got all the schooling done that had to be set aside that morning. Now we are just waiting to see if we hear anything from the house showings.

It is neat to look at it all in hindsight and see how the Lord knew what needed to happen yesterday and orchestrated it all for our benefit. I am thankful He is in control of it all because I would make it just one gigantic mess. May He continue to remind me of His goodness!!

Many are the plans in the mind of a man,but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. Proverbs 19:21 (ESV)

1 comment:

Letitia said...

You have indeed had a crazy week so far. I hope the rest is pretty uneventful for you! I also hope the house showings went well. James still has his one house for sale. We get stray calls on it occasionally, but no sale yet.
I loved the photos of your trip. How great to get to see all of those states and new places. How did you find out about all of those little places in Vermont and NH?
I've already been pondering where next year's trip might be. : )